In January 2011, we launched AIP Advances (aipadvances.aip.org). The publication is a fast-track, community-based, open access journal, focusing on research in applied physical science. AIP Advances will rapidly disseminate results worldwide, helping not only to advance current research, but also to advance the careers of our authors by ensuring their work is promptly available and widely accessible. The journal is now accepting submissions.
AIP Advances represents a significant departure from the subscription model our journals have followed for more than 75 years. While we do currently offer an open access option for articles published in many of our established journals, AIP Advances is our first journal to publish papers on a purely open access basis.
One motivation for creating AIP Advances is feedback from our authors, asking that their articles be published as quickly as possible. Toward this end, a leading panel of international experts is giving priority attention to reviewing papers and to expediting the handling of accepted papers throughout the production process.
In addition to rapid publication, researchers have told us they want the opportunity for their work to be recognized for its own worth, not necessarily within the context of an established journal. With AIP Advances, a system of post-publication evaluation by the entire physical science community will allow each article to rise to prominence on its own merits. We're confident that the system of pre- and post-publication evaluation we've put in place strikes an excellent balance between traditional peer review and the need for rapid dissemination of information.
All AIP Advances articles are published under a Creative Commons license, ensuring that our authors retain copyright. Authors of accepted manuscripts or their funding institutions pay a processing fee of $1,350 to make their work freely available worldwide immediately upon publication. To celebrate the launch, we're offering free publication to the first 100 authors whose articles are accepted. Editorial content and peer review for AIP Advances is overseen by a prestigious international team of executive and academic editors—experts in their field, including Vincent H. Crespi, A. T. Charlie Johnson, Jr., Robert H. Austin, Masaki Tanaka, and Enge Wang.
A final factor that makes AIP Advances different, and truly adds value to the work published in its pages, is the journal's ability to leverage the powerful discoverability features of AIP's Scitation platform. Scitation hosting ensures that articles are easy to find, read, cite, comment on, and gain the recognition they deserve.
We think that AIP Advances represents the next wave in online publishing, using the best that technology has to offer to help the work of our authors stand out. To learn more, we encourage you to visit the journal's new website at aipadvances.aip.org. You'll find information on our unique peer-review and post-publication evaluation processes, along with information on how your patrons can submit papers, and more.
Please contact us today to arrange a free trial.
It's no secret to the library community that the American Institute of Physics has long been a prime source of applied physics research. Now a new journal is set to take its place alongside such highly respected AIP publications as Applied Physics Letters, Journal of Applied Physics, and Review of Scientific Instruments. The journal is called Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Letters (taml.aip.org) and it will launch in January 2011. Co-published with the Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, the new journal will be an essential source of groundbreaking research from scientists worldwide.
TAML will be published bimonthly and you can obtain access simply by contacting AIP and requesting a free trial. Call 800-344-6902 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The journal will contain short, original articles in all areas of theoretical and applied mechanics, as well as in engineering-related fields, including:
Two of the most influential scientists in the field of mechanics will serve as co-editors – Prof. Jiachun Li, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Prof. Yonggang Huang, Northwestern University. Teaming these well-respected researchers with AIP's extensive STM publishing experience and leading-edge hosting technology guarantees that results will be disseminated rapidly – and with greater online functionality – to more scientists worldwide.
As you may know, AIP opened a new office in Beijing in 2010, and with the rapid rise of China as a major force in science and technology, we considered this move to be the best way to partner and engage with Chinese scientists. Not only is China second to the United States as the largest source of scientific papers submitted to many top physics journals today, the quality of the research coming out of China is of increasingly high quality as well. Moreover, as science becomes increasingly a global enterprise, we believe that collaborative publishing ventures such as TAML will go a long way toward furthering communication and enhancing dissemination of research in and from the entire Asian scientific community.
For more than 20 years, Journal of Laser Applications (scitation.aip.org/jla) has been a major forum for exchanging ideas and information on the diverse, practical applications of photonic technology. JLA is the flagship publication of the Laser Institute of America and beginning in January 2011, the American Institute of Physics will publish it as an online-only journal. While to date, JLA papers have only been accessible as PDFs, AIP's robust Scitation platform will bring full online functionality to the journal beginning in February 2011.
JLA's Editor-in-Chief is Dr. Reinhart Poprawe, Managing Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology and University Chair for Laser Technology at the RWTH Aachen University. Dr. Poprawe oversees a streamlined and rigorous review process that ensures rapid dissemination of the latest research. In addition, the journal's comprehensive coverage makes it an important and vibrant resource for specialists in all areas of the laser industry, including:
If you'd like to subscribe to JLA, call 800-344-6902, +1 516-576-2270 or e-mail email@example.com.
The 2011 Journal Catalog for AIP, its Member Societies, and Publishing Partners was recently distributed to librarians and institutional customers. The catalog contains journal descriptions, subscription prices, and details on how to subscribe. New this year is a digital edition, which provides an interactive experience similar to paging through a printed copy and includes live links to journal and publisher websites.
The great functionality of the new online catalog has made it so user-friendly that we are now able to direct institutional customers outside the United States to the digital edition; print copies were mailed to US-based institutions and to our international customers upon request. If you require a print copy of the 2011 AIP Journal Catalog, please fill out this form.
The American Institute of Physics, its Member Societies, and Publishing Partners publish more than one quarter of the world's research literature in all areas of physics from applied physics to chemical physics to medical and nuclear physics, and more. Journals from these societies also form the core of literature in related fields such as astronomy, engineering, instrument science, materials science, mathematics, optics, vacuum science, and acoustics.
We invite you to visit the AIP journal catalog and check out the publications of these prestigious society publishers:
AIP Simplifies SUSHI Registration Process on Scitation
Scitation has provided access to COUNTER 3 reports through the Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative (SUSHI) protocol since Fall 2009. Before now, the registration process was highly manual and required extensive contact with our customer service department. So we are pleased to announce that AIP has recently automated the registration process, giving librarians greater control.
Setting up or modifying your institution's SUSHI account on Scitation requires completing a simple online form. The form lets you select and change the IP addresses that will be utilizing SUSHI from a listing of your institution's IP ranges, which are linked to your subscription account. To set up your institution's SUSHI account, go to the Scitation Library Service Center.
Please note that adding and removing IP ranges from your SUSHI account will not impact your online access to your institutional subscription holdings.
The SUSHI protocol (ANSI/NISO Z39.93) defines an automated request and response model for harvesting electronic resource usage data utilizing a web services framework. Scitation provides access to compliant COUNTER 3 reports through the SUSHI protocol, version 1.6. Supported reports include COUNTER Journal JR1, JR1a, JR3 & JR4, Database Reports DB1 & DB3, Book Report BR1 and Consortia CR1 & CR2.
IT'S TIME ONCE AGAIN TO RENEW YOUR SUBSCRIPTION
We mailed 2011 renewal notices in August, and a couple of reminders since. Please be sure to renew your AIP subscriptions early. If you have any questions regarding your renewal notice or your subscriptions, please contact us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone from the U.S. and Canada at 1-800-344-6902 or from other locations at +1-516-576-2270.
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